08458021 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 17 patents.

Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for conducting sales. A system configured to practice the method receives an inquiry with at least one parameter from a user associated with a sale of an item. The system identifies one or more discount items that satisfy the inquiry and filters the one or more discount items based on a time-sensitive sales opacity scale. The system identifies comparable items for each discount item at nondiscount rates dynamically using real-time data and presents one or more comparable groups to the user, each comparable group including one filtered discount item and respective comparable items. Then the system advances the sale of the discount item based on user acceptance of one of the presented one or more comparable groups.

Title
System and method for conducting sales
Application Number
13/158026
Publication Number
8458021 (B1)
Application Date
June 10, 2011
Publication Date
June 4, 2013
Inventor
Joseph Bous
Washington
DC, US
IPC
G06Q 30/00
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